Selkie Crafts

Kerry MacKay

“Stunning jewellery designed & hand crafted in Scotland. Wear with confidence & integrity.”

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About Selkie Crafts

Selkie Crafts

Timeless jewellery you can wear confidently with integrity.

I always loved crafting but persuaded by better career prospects, I trained as an Ecologist. Over a decade later, I could no longer escape my love of craft. Settled in the wild landscape of Argyll, I launched head-first into self-employment.

As a trained ecologist I am heavily inspired by natures beautiful, elegant & natural forms; but I also prize practicality.

My business name & logo celebrates my Scottish inspiration and Selkie lifestyle as a keen SCUBA diver. Selkies are mythical Scottish creatures that look like seals in the sea, but on land shed their skin to become beautiful women. It is said that if a man steals the Selkies seal skin she will remain faithful to him but long to return to the sea. If her skin is returned, she will disappear to the sea and never be seen again.

Hand crafted is special. It means someone like me is following their dream; hoping someone like you will love it enough to support that dream. Buying handmade supports real people & local businesses; your money won’t just line the pocket of faceless organisations mass-producing tat, with dubious human rights & environmental policies.

I aim to be environmentally responsible and ethical in all my crafting. I still have a long way to go but I do:
• Re-use postage packaging
• Use every inch of paper before recycling it
• Work in my home studio & walk to post all orders (less emissions than driving)
• Constantly look for ethical & sustainable materials